Methodology

Researchers checking results

The principal stages of horizon scanning for emerging health technologies include:

  • the identification of emerging health technologies,
  • information gathering and filtration of the identified technologies using agreed criteria,
  • information gathering and assessment of the selected health technologies and
  • the reporting of findings. 

Details of the application of these stages by the NIHR Horizon Scanning Research & Intelligence Centre can be found on the Centre’s methods web page.